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Rhode Island Unemployment Extension

Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) is a federally funded unemployment assistance program designed to help individuals who have exhausted regular UI benefits and still continue to fulfil eligibility criteria.

As of 28 Dec, 2013, EUC has come to an end and will continue to remain unavailable until the Senate takes further actions.

Extended Benefits (EB) are state funded Re-employment Assistance programs designed for individuals who have exhausted both regular benefits and federally funded EUC. Availability varies from state to state and is usually dependant on current unemployment rates and hence is subject to availability. EB is also unavailable in the state of RI currently.

Extended Benefits (EB) – Program Ended

Under federal law, as of 2019, EUC benefits are no longer available.

Extensions for collecting UI payments are in effect only during periods of high unemployment and only if the state or federal government take specific action to provide extended benefits.

As of now, claimants have no option other than to depend on regular UI benefits which lasts for a period of up to 26 weeks. Claimants are requested to visit the state’s DOL website to find out about currently available RA programs.

  1. i just recently exhausted my unemployment benefits in rhode island. can i apply for a extension and what do i have to do to recieve them. do i have to open my claim again. i have been trying for over a week to get in touch with the unemployment office all it says is call back later. i start calling them at 7:30 in the morning til they close at 4pm. does anyone know where to call.

  2. someone just told me that is going to be an additional extension of unemployment in the amount of approximately $200.00. Is this true and can I apply for this money as I was collecting unemployment due to covid.

  3. If there is no extension why would Teleserve tell me to file my last extension of my unemployment benefits. I wish they would make my mind up I’m very confused

  4. Can I apply for extension RI unemployment benefits. .I will make an attempt to communicate with the claims center/customer service for more information .Thank you everyone

    • Jose,

      The E.U.C(Emergency Unemployment Compensation) remains expired. There is no extension available. Please inquire further with the labor authorities in your state by calling them.

  5. I am receiving RI unemployment benefits. Do I need to report weekly job searches and, if so, what is the procedure?

    • In almost all states you need to report periodic job searches.

      You can do it online on the labor dept’s website.Please call the claims center/customer service for more information on this.

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